An Apology for the Bible, in a Series of Letters, Addressed to Thomas Paine.

By: Watson, Richard

Price: $110.00

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Book Condition: Good+


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 192 pages; 1st edition by this printer and of the same year as the first Cambridge, US edition. In original calf boards with partial morocco title label at spine. Binding sound with boards well attached, though slightly convex to their flat surfaces. Leather rubbed at edges; corners a little rounded. Mild shallow chip from the leather at the tail of the spine. Tile label chipped and missing better than half. Two small goues to the leather at spine; light general sciffing and scarring to the board surfaces, with a small area of spill stain along the top edge of the rear board. Front endpage and half-title missing; book opens to the title page. 1796 gift inscription in manuscript to the front pastedown "presented to Sophia Farnian[? ] by her friend Jos. Menschner [? ]. 15 Oct. 1796" A pair of subsequent ownership notes below the original inscription. Text is generally quite clean and bright with only mild toning to a few early pages. Some damp lines to the top edges of the first and last couple of leaves. A rather decent still example of this 1st Albany edition. G++ to VG-

Title: An Apology for the Bible, in a Series of Letters, Addressed to Thomas Paine.

Author Name: Watson, Richard

Categories: Philosophy, Religion, Early American Imprints,

Edition: First Edition Thus

Publisher: Albany, Barber & Southwick: 1796

Binding: Leather

Book Condition: Good+

Seller ID: 20605